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We have been talking about BAM for several weeks in our small sangha, starting with a planning sangha evening and then Manidhara lead a mantra evening on Padmasambhava. We invited Amalaketu from Colchester for the day to inspire us with ecological and environmental issues and we all pledged our eco precepts.
We decided we would run a stall on Deal Market every Saturday in June and our tag line became “What will you change to make a difference in our world?” We have been promoting our meditation classes; making vegan cakes and pizza to encourage people to go vegan for 30 days; collecting blankets and sleeping bags for refugees in Calais; promoting Fairtrade goods; encouraging people to stop using single use plastics; using a soda stream to show people they don’t need to keep buying bottled water and giving information on ecological ideas for the home and for travel. So far we have been there two Saturday’s and the response from the public has been fantastic with lots of interesting conversations. Even our local paper ran an article on what we have been doing.
We have also planned two pop up meditation sessions in the high street.
As well as highlighting ways to transform and manage our lives, being on the market stall has raised our profile as a Buddhist group in Deal and has really brought our sangha together through action and sharing ideas and shown what an amazing team we are.